Check out this great new book by student voice expert Adam Fletcher! Highly recommended for any teacher or organization who supports student voice to pick this up! Worth every penny! I have worked and learned with and from Adam Fletcher, and can personally endorse his work. This book is great for both teachers just looking to increase student engagement to teachers who want to deepen the student voice and engagement already happening in their classroom and school. Also recommended for any student voice groups. Adam Fletcher is also very accessible online and I am willing to make contact for you if you are interested in learning more beyond this book. Find the book here and message me if you want to connect with him.
The Guide to Student Voice is packed with the information students, educators, advocates, and others need to promote student engagement in schools. Featuring a professional, easy-to-read layout, this short book is packed with useful tips, powerful activities, and great guidance for anyone interested in student voice today!
Bit more about Adam Fletcher.
Adam Fletcher is President of CommonAction Consulting, focusing on engaging communities in social change, and is an internationally-recognized, award-winning expert in youth engagement and meaningful student involvement. He works with K-12 schools, nonprofits, and government agencies around the world to bring the power of young people to the table. He speaks, writes, and advocates for student/adult partnerships, youth engagement, student equity, and changing the world through connections.
-adventures in learning
As Virginia Hughes noted in a recent piece for National Geographic’s Phenomena blog, the most common depiction of a synapse (that communicating junction between two neurons) is pretty simple:
Signal molecules leave one neuron from that bulby thing, float across a gap, and are picked up by receptors on the other neuron. In this way, information is transmitted from cell to cell … and thinking is possible.
But thanks to a bunch of German scientists - we now have a much more complete and accurate picture. They’ve created the first scientifically accurate 3D model of a synaptic bouton (that bulby bit) complete with every protein and cytoskeletal element.
This effort has been made possible only by a collaboration of specialists in electron microscopy, super-resolution light microscopy (STED), mass spectrometry, and quantitative biochemistry.
says the press release. The model reveals a whole world of neuroscience waiting to be explored. Exciting stuff!
Credit: Benjamin G. Wilhelm, Sunit Mandad, Sven Truckenbrodt, Katharina Kröhnert, Christina Schäfer, Burkhard Rammner, Seong Joo Koo, Gala A. Claßen, Michael Krauss, Volker Haucke, Henning Urlaub, Silvio O. Rizzoli
In case you all missed it.
Every star is a sun as big, as bright, as our own. Just imagine, how far away from us you’d have to move the sun to make it appear as small and faint as a star. The light from the stars travels very fast. Faster than anything. But not infinitely fast. It takes time for their light to reach us. For the nearest ones, it takes years. For others, centuries. Some stars are so far away it takes eons for their light to get to Earth.
By the time the light from some stars gets here they are already dead. For those stars, we see only their ghosts. We see their light, but their bodies perished long, long ago.
- Episode 5: A Sky Full Of Ghosts, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey
The construction of a hypotrochoid by rolling a circle within another circle.
Number line with emphasis on Prime Numbers.
Each curved line represents a multiple, with the white line representing all multiples of one, the red line representing all multiples of two, the lighter red line representing all multiples of three, and so on.
For each prime number it can be seen that there are only two lines that cross paths, the multiple of one, and the multiple of the prime number itself.
This is beautiful.
Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.
The maternity package - a gift from the government - is available to all expectant mothers.
It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.
With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes a baby’s first bed. Many children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the box’s four cardboard walls.
Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more.
The tradition dates back to 1938. To begin with, the scheme was only available to families on low incomes, but that changed in 1949.
Socialism at work.
I would rather my tax money pay for this than drone missiles.